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Common Native Plants of
   the South Plains
This presentation will help you learn some of the
    more common native trees, grasses, cacti,
   and wildflowers of the ...
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Mrs. W.D. Bransford, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
This common
                                                              wildflower is
                                  ...
This common
                                                              wildflower is
                                  ...
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Sam Strickland, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
this is the State
                                                       Grass of Texas




Sam Strickland, Lady Bird John...
this is the State
                                                       Grass of Texas




Sam Strickland, Lady Bird John...
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Sally and Andy Wasowski, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Although it
                                                               looks like a
                                  ...
Although it
                                                               looks like a
                                  ...
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Marcus A. Joseph, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Some people
                                                           use the
                                           ...
Some people
                                                           use the
                                           ...
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       Mrs. W.D. Bransford,
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Native Americans
                                       made soap and
                                         baskets fro...
Native Americans
                                               made soap and
                                            ...
Kimberly Kline,
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center


                                      Norman G. Flaigg, Lady Bird Jo...
Kimberly Kline,
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center


                                      Norman G. Flaigg, Lady Bird Jo...
Kimberly Kline,
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center


                                        Norman G. Flaigg, Lady Bird ...
Sally and Andy Wasowski,
                                                               Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Cente...
Sally and Andy Wasowski,
                                                               Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Cente...
Sally and Andy Wasowski,
                                                               Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Cente...
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Paul Cox, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
This grass is
                                                 known for its
                                             ...
This grass is
                                                 known for its
                                             ...
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Thomas L. Muller, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
People make
                                                         jelly from the
                                      ...
People make
                                                         jelly from the
                                      ...
Joseph A. Marcus,
                                                          Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center


Steven S...
Joseph A. Marcus,
                                                          Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center


Steven S...
Joseph A. Marcus,
                                                          Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center


Steven S...
Sally and Andy Wasowski,
                                                    Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center



Melody...
Sally and Andy Wasowski,
                                                    Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center



Melody...
Sally and Andy Wasowski,
                                                    Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center



Melody...
Campbell and Lynn Loughmiller,
                                      Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center




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Campbell and Lynn Loughmiller,
                                         Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center




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Campbell and Lynn Loughmiller,
                                            Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center




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Joseph A. Marcus,
                                                        Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center




Norman G...
Joseph A. Marcus,
                                                        Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center




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Joseph A. Marcus,
                                                        Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center




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Beth Anderson,
                                                     Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center




Beth Anderson,...
Beth Anderson,
                                                     Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center



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Beth Anderson,
                                                     Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center



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James C. Rowland, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Farmers
                                                        grow some
                                                ...
Farmers
                                                        grow some
                                                ...
Sam C. Strickland, Lady Bird Johnson
                                                      Wildflower Center




Sally and...
Sam C. Strickland, Lady Bird Johnson
                                                        Wildflower Center



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Sam C. Strickland, Lady Bird Johnson
                                                        Wildflower Center



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Norman G. Flaigg, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Common
                                                            along
                                                 ...
Common
                                                            along
                                                 ...
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Kimberly Kline, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
This flower is
                                                        named for
                                         ...
This flower is
                                                        named for
                                         ...
All images are courtesy of the
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
           Austin, Texas

        www.wildflower.org
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Common native plants of the south plains

  1. 1. Common Native Plants of the South Plains
  2. 2. This presentation will help you learn some of the more common native trees, grasses, cacti, and wildflowers of the Texas South Plains. There are three slides for each plant. The first slide shows one or more pictures. The next slide gives you a hint about the plant. The third slide gives the name of the plant.
  3. 3. ? Mrs. W.D. Bransford, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
  4. 4. This common wildflower is named after a small town south of Lubbock Mrs. W.D. Bransford, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
  5. 5. This common wildflower is named after a small town south of Lubbock Mrs. W.D. Bransford, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Tahoka Daisy (or Tansy Aster)
  6. 6. ? Sam Strickland, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
  7. 7. this is the State Grass of Texas Sam Strickland, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
  8. 8. this is the State Grass of Texas Sam Strickland, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Sideoats Grama
  9. 9. ? Sally and Andy Wasowski, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
  10. 10. Although it looks like a tree, it is actually a cactus Sally and Andy Wasowski, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
  11. 11. Although it looks like a tree, it is actually a cactus Sally and Andy Wasowski, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Cholla (pronounced “Choy' ah”)
  12. 12. ? Marcus A. Joseph, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
  13. 13. Some people use the seeds of this plant for medicinal purposes Marcus A. Joseph, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
  14. 14. Some people use the seeds of this plant for medicinal purposes Marcus A. Joseph, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Evening Primrose (Buttercup)
  15. 15. ? Mrs. W.D. Bransford, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
  16. 16. Native Americans made soap and baskets from this plant Mrs. W.D. Bransford, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
  17. 17. Native Americans made soap and baskets from this plant Mrs. W.D. Bransford, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Yucca
  18. 18. Kimberly Kline, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Norman G. Flaigg, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center ? Melody Lytle, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
  19. 19. Kimberly Kline, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Norman G. Flaigg, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center The Latin name of this plant literally means “stinky cucumber” Melody Lytle, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
  20. 20. Kimberly Kline, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Norman G. Flaigg, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center The Latin name of this plant literally means “stinky cucumber” Melody Lytle, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Buffalo Gourd
  21. 21. Sally and Andy Wasowski, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center ? Sally and Andy Wasowski, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
  22. 22. Sally and Andy Wasowski, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Sally and Andy Wasowski, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center This tree likes draws and creeks
  23. 23. Sally and Andy Wasowski, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Sally and Andy Wasowski, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center This tree likes draws and creeks Cottonwood
  24. 24. ? Paul Cox, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
  25. 25. This grass is known for its “eyelash” appearance Paul Cox, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
  26. 26. This grass is known for its “eyelash” appearance Paul Cox, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Black Grama
  27. 27. ? Thomas L. Muller, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
  28. 28. People make jelly from the edible fruit of this cactus Thomas L. Muller, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
  29. 29. People make jelly from the edible fruit of this cactus Thomas L. Muller, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Prickly Pear
  30. 30. Joseph A. Marcus, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Steven Schwartzman, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center ?
  31. 31. Joseph A. Marcus, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Steven Schwartzman, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center This large plant has a unique seed pod
  32. 32. Joseph A. Marcus, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Steven Schwartzman, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center This large plant has a unique seed pod Devil's Claw
  33. 33. Sally and Andy Wasowski, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Melody Lytle, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center ?
  34. 34. Sally and Andy Wasowski, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Melody Lytle, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center This shrub likes caliche soils along the Caprock breaks
  35. 35. Sally and Andy Wasowski, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Melody Lytle, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center This shrub likes caliche soils along the Caprock breaks Feather Dalea
  36. 36. Campbell and Lynn Loughmiller, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center ? Sally and Andy Wasowski, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
  37. 37. Campbell and Lynn Loughmiller, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Animals eat the berries of this common evergreen tree Sally and Andy Wasowski, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
  38. 38. Campbell and Lynn Loughmiller, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Animals eat the berries of this common evergreen tree Sally and Andy Wasowski, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Juniper
  39. 39. Joseph A. Marcus, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Norman G. Flaigg, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center ?
  40. 40. Joseph A. Marcus, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center This sweet-smelling flower has reddish Norman G. Flaigg, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center brown stripes on the back of its petals
  41. 41. Joseph A. Marcus, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center This sweet-smelling flower has reddish Norman G. Flaigg, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center brown stripes on the back of its petals Chocolate Daisy
  42. 42. Beth Anderson, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Beth Anderson, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center ?
  43. 43. Beth Anderson, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center The wood of this Beth Anderson, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center tree is prized for barbecuing
  44. 44. Beth Anderson, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center The wood of this Beth Anderson, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center tree is prized for barbecuing Mesquite
  45. 45. ? James C. Rowland, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
  46. 46. Farmers grow some varieties of this plant for its edible seeds James C. Rowland, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
  47. 47. Farmers grow some varieties of this plant for its edible seeds James C. Rowland, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Sunflower
  48. 48. Sam C. Strickland, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Sally and Andy Wasowski, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center ?
  49. 49. Sam C. Strickland, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center This plant is used as Sally and Andy Wasowski, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center a drought tolerant turf grass
  50. 50. Sam C. Strickland, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center This plant is used as Sally and Andy Wasowski, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center a drought tolerant turf grass Buffalograss
  51. 51. ? Norman G. Flaigg, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
  52. 52. Common along roadsides, it is also cultivated in flower gardens Norman G. Flaigg, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
  53. 53. Common along roadsides, it is also cultivated in flower gardens Norman G. Flaigg, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Indian Blanket (Gaillardia)
  54. 54. ? Kimberly Kline, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
  55. 55. This flower is named for its sombrero shaped appearance Kimberly Kline, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
  56. 56. This flower is named for its sombrero shaped appearance Kimberly Kline, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Mexican Hat
  57. 57. All images are courtesy of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Austin, Texas www.wildflower.org

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